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ABA President Laurel Bellows to Lead Delegation at High-Level Meeting of U.N. General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 20, 2012 – _ President Laurel Bellows will lead the association’s delegation to the U.N. High-level Meeting of the 67th Session of the General Assembly on the Rule of Law at the National and International Levels on Sept. 24.

Additional members of the ABA delegation who will attend the meeting at the General Assembly Hall at U.N. headquarters in New York include ABA U.N. representative Helaine M. Barnett and chair of the ABA Section of International Law, Barton Legum.

Bellows also will provide a written submission that underscores the ABA’s long-standing commitment to advancing the rule of law both in the United States and worldwide, including the fundamental need for an independent judiciary and the independence of lawyers.  The submission highlights the programs and projects that draw upon the expertise and experience found within the ABA and that contribute internationally to enhancing the rule of law.

The one-day U.N. plenary will take place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and reconvene at 3 p.m.

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Additional information about the meeting can be found on the U.N. website here.

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